The number one prescription for self-pity is gratitude. We can all look backwards to the way things were or forward to the way we think should be, but if we are grateful that we woke up this morning with a new beginning, we will embrace today.
The day before Thanksgiving can be frenetic with preparations, travel and anticipation either good or bad. Or it can be a day we decide to fully enjoy and take time to smell the mums. Some of the details we fret over are not as important as taking the time to listen to someone. It is a rare and precious gift.
As you approach Thanksgiving, would you take the time to call five people and tell them that you are thankful that they are in your life. Will you thank the people who serve you? Give a sincere compliment to someone standing in line behind you.
I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving. Psalm 69:30